Results oriented sales professional with comprehensive achievements in developing and securing new business opportunities and building brand loyalty, seeking a new opportunity to direct and improve high-profile events by implementing strategic marketing plans and creative development strategies that enhance participation and increase revenue.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Present

Director of Sales & Events 

Clark County Event Center, Ridgefield, WA 
  • Primary contact for the sales and marketing of Event Center facility to regional and national show promoters.
  • Key management liaison to event organizers, managing all available services and resources resulting in 80% client retention rate.
  • Enhanced facility year round presence by utilizing social media platforms to drive attendance.
  • Skilled negotiator of vendor contracts resulting in reduced expenses and increased bottom line.
  • Ensure fiscal accountability by evaluating event profit and loss while producing monthly and quarterly reports documenting financial status.
  • Secured and expanded entertainment options for highly successful 147 old county fair including concerts and grounds entertainment acts resulting in increased annual attendance and visibility.
  • Introduced unique and creative feature exhibit concepts to diversify activities and grow targeted audience.
  • Effectively oversee 300 Fair vendors and 50 entertainers ensuring widespread understanding of event requirements, logistics and details.
  • Initiated and successfully developed two high volume tradeshows overseeing marketing, vendors, talent selection and logistics resulting in a 15% increase in annual revenue.
2002 - 2006

Senior Account Manager

Signature Event Group, Portland, OR
  • Organized and led corporate and non-profit events ranging from national conferences and sales meetings to events dedicated to teambuilding, awards recognition and fundraising.
  • Negotiated and secured contracts with vendors for effectively selecting facilities, securing entertainment, directing caterers and fulfilling audiovisual and lighting needs.
  • Worked closely with clients to identify event objectives and design tailored themes and design elements that effectively communicate those objectives to the targeted audiences.
  • Directed fundraising activities for clients by procuring support and soliciting sponsors for large-scale events such as auctions and celebrity fundraisers.
1999 - 2002

Sales Manager, Corporate Events

GES Exposition Services, Garden Grove, CA
  • Increased company sales by securing corporate events, tradeshows and conferences through the use of tailored outreach strategies and effective relationship-building techniques.
  • Refined an understanding of standard industry expectations related to audio-visual, décor and entertainment.
  • Exceptional negotiator of vendor contracts resulting in reduced expenses and increased bottom line.
  • Extensive knowledge of logistics, floor plans, audio-visual, lighting and decor event components.
1996 - 1998

Oregon Account Manager

Events Northwest, Seattle, WA


  • Effectively marketed and produced over 40 safe and sober Grad Night packages per year to schools in Oregon and Southwest Washington including facility selection, entertainment and catering.
  • Assisted committees in developing publicity materials and promotions resulting in average 25% increases in event attendance annually.
  • Developed successful fundraising support manual and event guide for parent committees statewide.
  • Responsible for the hiring, training and supervision of all onsite event staff.
  • Drafted articles for a quarterly newsletter based on a strong understanding of industry best practices and an awareness of current trends.


1982 - 1986

California State University Northridge

B.A. Pyschology